IAMR is a massively parallel, adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) code that solves the variable-density incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in 2-D or 3-D with the option for an embedded boundary (cut cell) representation of complex geometries.

It is built on top of AMReX, a publicly available software framework designed for building massively parallel block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) applications.

Another AMReX-based code, incflo, also solves the variable-density incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in 2-D or 3-D but does not support subcycling in time.

Key software and algorithmic features of IAMR include:

  • Fluid velocity, density and tracers are defined at cell centroids; pressure is defined at nodes.

  • Possible advection algorithms: a Method-Of-Lines (MOL) approach and a Godunov-method algorithm. Both use an intermediate MAC projection for face-centered advection velocities.

  • Incompressibility of the fluid is imposed through the use of an approximate projection at the end of the time step.

  • Implicit or explicit discretization of viscous terms with variable viscosity.

  • The representation of the complex geometry uses the embedded boundary, or cut-cell, approach.

  • Hybrid parallelization via MPI+X where X = OpenMP for multicore machines, and CUDA/HIP/DCP++ for CPU/GPU systems.

  • Parallel I/O using AMReX native I/O or HDF5.

  • Plotfile format supported by AmrVis, VisIt, ParaView, and yt.

  • Optional subcycling in time.

  • Support for particles.

The IAMR source code can be found at IAMR heavily leverages AMReX (see which is supported by ECP as part of the AMReX Co-Design Center.

Active development in IAMR is ongoing in the development branch. Changes are merged into the main branch at the beginning of each month.

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